East Gippsland Shire Council
Address273 Main Street, BAIRNSDALE 3875
PostalPO Box 1618, BAIRNSDALE 3875
Tel03 5153 9500
Fax03 5153 9576
Municipality ProfileEast Gippsland Shire, in south-east Victoria, covers the second largest area in Victoria. The Shire includes an extensive coastline, a major lakes and river system, rugged high country, extensive national parks and state forests. About 75% of the Shire is public land held as National and State reserves. The commercial centre is Bairnsdale, a three-hour drive from Melbourne. The shire's economy is based on tourism, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing. The main industries include oil and gas extraction, agriculture. Population is centred around the Gippsland Lakes area. Together with the Buchan Caves, these are a great attraction to visitors and retirees.
LocalitiesAnglers Rest, Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale East, Bellbird Creek, Bemm River, Benambra, Bendoc, Bengworden, Bete Bolong, Bete Bolong North, Bindi, Bingo Munji, Bonang, Boole Poole, Broadlands, Brodribb River, Brookville, Bruthen, Buchan, Buchan South, Buldah, Bullumwaal, Bumberrah, Bundara, Butchers Ridge, Cabanandra, Cabbage Tree Creek, Calulu, Cann River, Cape Conran, Cassilis, Chandlers Creek, Clifton Creek, Club Terrace, Cobbannah, Cobberas, Cobungra, Combienbar, Corringle, Dartmouth, Deddick Valley, Delegate River East, Dellicknora, Deptford, Doctors Flat, Double Bridges, Eagle Point, Ellaswood, Ensay, Ensay North, Erinunderra, Fairy Dell, Fernbank, Flaggy Creek, Forge Creek, Gelantipy, Genoa, Gipsy Point, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Glenaladale, Goon Nure, Goongerah, Granite Rock, Haydens Bog, Hillside, Hinnomunjie, Hollands Landing, Iguana Creek, Jarrahmond, Johnsonville, Kalimna, Kalimna West, Lake Bunga, Lake Tyers, Lake Tyers Beach, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Lindenow South, Lochend, Lucknow, Mallacoota, Manorina, Maramingo Creek, Marlo, Marthavale, Melwood, Merrijig, Metung, Mitta Mitta, Mossiface, Mount Taylor, Murrindal, Nariel Valley, Newlands Arm, Newmerella, Nicholson, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Nowa Nowa, Nungurner, Nunniong, Nurran, Nyerimilang, Ocean Grange, Omeo, Omeo Valley, Orbost, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Reedy Creek, Sarsfield, Shannonvale, Simpsons Creek, Stirling, Suggan Buggan, Swan Reach, Swifts Creek, Tabberabbera, Tambo Crossing, Tambo Upper, Tamboon, The Fingerboards, Timbarra, Tom Groggin, Tonghi Creek, Tongio, Toorloo Arm, Tostaree, Tubbut, Uplands, W Tree, Wairewa, Wallagaraugh, Walpa, Wangarabell, Waterholes, Waygara, Weeragua, Wingan River, Wiseleigh, Wombat Creek, Woodglen, Wroxham, Wuk Wuk, Wulgulmerang, Wulgulmerang East, Wulgulmerang West, Wy Yung and Yalmy. For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|20,931 sq km
Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions, Department of Planning and Community Development, April 2012.
ElectionsEast Gippsland Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Ben Buckley
Unsubdivided - Cr Dick Ellis (Mayor 2012-13)
Unsubdivided - Cr Michael Freshwater
Unsubdivided - Cr Jeff McNeill
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Neal
Unsubdivided - Cr Marianne Pelz
Unsubdivided - Cr Mark Reeves
Unsubdivided - Cr Jane Rowe
Unsubdivided - Cr John Wilkin
Chief Executive OfficerMr Steve Kozlowski
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